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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32, fol. 104v

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Frankness encountering Danger -- Personification of Frankness, as warrior wearing helmet and mail chain, raises spear with right hand and shield with left hand toward hooded bearded Personification of Danger with club striking the shield of Frankness, beside helmeted soldier armed with sword, both within castle wall.
Scene against gold filigree on red background, within frame decorated with two tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Below miniature, red initial F with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, FRANCISE VIENT PREMIEREMENT / CONTRE DANGIER MOULT HUMBLEMENT / …

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